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  1. Tucker (’14) Named NCAA Woman of the Year

    Oct 20, 2014, 9:04 AM EDT

    Tucker (right) and her family at the Monogram Club's Fourth Quarter Farewell (Photo by Mike Bennett/Lighthouse Imaging)

    Sunday marked a historic day for Notre Dame, as four-time Monogram winner Elizabeth Tucker (’14, soccer) was named the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year, becoming the first Fighting Irish student-athlete selected for the honor. On and off the field, Tucker’s résumé is outstanding. A two-time captain and member of the 2010 national championship team,…

  2. Monogram Club Musings: North Carolina Edition

    Oct 14, 2014, 8:49 AM EDT

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    Following up on a thrilling victory over Stanford on Oct. 4, the Fighting Irish were back at Notre Dame Stadium this past Saturday against North Carolina, for their first home game as part of the University’s new Atlantic Coast Conference partnership. While the Notre Dame and Stanford defenses dominated two weekends ago, this game was a…

  3. College GameDay’s First Road Show

    Oct 13, 2014, 9:39 AM EDT

    Photo courtesy of Notre Dame Archives

    In the grand scheme of sports pre-game shows, perhaps none is as beloved as College GameDay. The traveling broadcast captures the excitement and pageantry of fall Saturdays from some of the best college football atmospheres around the country. This weekend, ESPN’s GameDay crew heads to Tallahassee, where fifth-ranked Notre Dame will meet defending national champion #2…

  4. Notre Dame vs. North Carolina: A Monogram Club Twitter Recap

    Oct 12, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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    6-0. Saturday was a picture perfect fall day on campus, as the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish hosted North Carolina at Notre Dame Stadium. After last week’s thrilling win against Stanford, Notre Dame had its hands full, as the Tar Heels jumped out to a 14-0 lead early, and held a 36-35 lead into the fourth quarter. The…

  5. Football Program Story: Pat Garrity (’98)

    Oct 10, 2014, 10:35 AM EDT


    The following feature on Pat Garrity (’98, basketball) was written by Craig Chval (’15), and first published in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. North Carolina game on Oct. 11, 2014. This weekend, Garrity will be among those on campus for a men’s basketball program reunion. From former University of Notre Dame basketball standout Pat Garrity’s…

  6. Monogram Club Musings: Stanford Edition

    Oct 9, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

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    When people think of Notre Dame football’s west coast rival, USC is always first to come to mind. In recent memory, however, it has been the Irish’s games with the team from northern California—Stanford—that have produced the most memorable moments. The Fighting Irish and Cardinal duked it out in the rain once again on Saturday…

  7. Philip J. Purcell III (’65) Awarded With Honorary Monogram

    Oct 9, 2014, 9:11 AM EDT

    Philip J. Purcell III ('65) alongside Notre Dame head basketball coaches and fellow honorary Monogram winners Muffet McGraw and Mike Brey. (Photo by Mike Bennett/Lighthouse Imaging)

    The lead-up to Notre Dame’s showdown against Stanford was a particularly busy time on campus, as both the Monogram Club’s Board of Directors and the University’s Board of Trustees hosted their fall meetings. At the conclusion of the Committee on Athletic Affairs meeting last Wednesday, the Monogram Club had the opportunity to recognize one alumnus for…

  8. Football Program Story: Jen Buczkowski (’07)

    Oct 6, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

    Jen Buczkowski ('07, soccer) was a member of Notre Dame's 2004 national championship team, and in August 2014, helped FC Kansas City win a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) title.

    The following feature on Jen Buczkowski (’07, soccer) was written by Joanne Norell, and first appeared in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. Stanford game on Oct. 4, 2014. This past weekend, Buczkowski was among the group of Monogram winners back for the tenth reunion of the 2004 Notre Dame women’s soccer national championship…

  9. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Notre Dame vs. Stanford

    Oct 5, 2014, 7:22 PM EDT

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    5-0. The Fighting Irish faithful braved the rain and cold on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium, as #9 Notre Dame met #14 Stanford in another hard-fought October matchup. Much like the memorable game in 2012, the 2014 version of the annual rivalry came down to the wire. On 4th-and-11 with just over a minute remaining,…

  10. Football Program Story: Joe Kernan (’68)

    Sep 19, 2014, 8:40 AM EDT

    Kernan was a catcher on the Irish baseball teams in the mid-1960s.

    The following feature on Joe Kernan (’68, baseball) was written by Joanne Norell, and first appeared in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. Purdue game on Sept. 13, 2014. Former University of Notre Dame baseball player Joe Kernan, a 1968 graduate of the University, fondly remembers growing up in South Bend and the certain…

  11. Monogram Club Musings: Indy Shamrock Series Edition

    Sep 16, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

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    In 2009, Notre Dame began a new tradition of taking a home football weekend on the road. From a Friday luncheon and pep rally to service projects, Mass, and academic discussions, the “Shamrock Series” combines everything that makes weekends in South Bend special. For a few days each season, the spirit and fellowship that bring alumni…

  12. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Notre Dame vs. Purdue

    Sep 15, 2014, 11:12 PM EDT


    After another Notre Dame “home” game, the Monogram Club Twitter Recap returns! This past weekend, the University took over Indianapolis, as the Fighting Irish met Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium. With many events taking place throughout the weekend, a number of alumni Monogram winners made the trip to Indy. As is always the case when the…

  13. Recruit Like A Champion Today

    Sep 11, 2014, 5:29 PM EDT

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    Of all the Notre Dame athletics facilities around campus, perhaps no venue is as invaluable as the Joyce Center Fieldhouse. The JACC is home to the Notre Dame fencing program, and the volleyball team’s practice facility. It hosts Bengal Bouts, football luncheons, women’s basketball banquets and College GameDay campouts. It served as a place of…

  14. Lou’s Lads Foundation Reunion & Scholarship Dinner Photos

    Sep 11, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT


    As mentioned in the Monogram Musings, the Michigan weekend marked the fourth annual Lou’s Lads Foundation Reunion & Scholarship Dinner. Dozens of Coach Holtz’s former players and managers returned for the event, which was held in the Monogram Room at the Joyce Center. The Lou’s Lads Foundation is dedicated to preserving the and supporting the…

  15. Monogram Club Musings: Michigan Edition

    Sep 10, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame. Michigan. Two college football heavyweights battling it out for the final (scheduled) time. The series dates back to 1887 and the first game in Notre Dame football history. Since that historic meeting 127 years ago, the Fighting Irish and Wolverines have produced some instant classics, with both sides earning their share of memorable victories.…

  16. Football Program Story: Monogram Career Network

    Sep 8, 2014, 8:54 AM EDT

    Football student-athletes had the opportunity to network with Monogram winners at the Club's football alumni dinner reception during the 2014 Blue-Gold weekend last April. Pictured are current Notre Dame student-athletes Romeo Okwara (left) and Jarrett Grace (right), along with Monogram Club board member Chinedum Ndukwe ('07, football) (Photo by Lighthouse Imaging).

    The following feature on the Monogram Career Network was written by Joanne Norell, and first appeared in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. Michigan game on Sept. 6, 2014. The Notre Dame Monogram Club long has served as an irreplaceable resource for current and former Monogram winners. It provides a network for those who…

  17. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Notre Dame vs. Michigan

    Sep 7, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

    Photo by Jes Christian ('14, track & field)

    What a weekend. Year in and year out, Notre Dame’s meeting with Michigan is one of the most talked about match-ups of the college football season, and certainly one of those games that every Irish fan has circled on the calendar. Saturday marked the final scheduled game in the historic series, and many expected another…

  18. Monogram Club Musings: Rice Edition

    Sep 4, 2014, 6:24 PM EDT

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    For the second year in a row, Notre Dame kicked off the season against the Owls. In 2013, Temple came to town, and last Saturday, the Fighting Irish welcomed Rice to the new FieldTurf at Notre Dame Stadium. Led by Everett Golson, the offense came out firing, and the Irish cruised to a 48-17 victory.…

  19. Football Program Story: Executive Director Brant Ust

    Sep 1, 2014, 2:31 PM EDT

    Monogram Club Executive Director Brant Ust speaking at the Club's Fourth Quarter Farewell, prior to commencement in May (photo by Mike Bennett/Lighthouse Imaging).

    The following feature on Monogram Club Executive Director Brant Ust was written by Joanne Norell, and first appeared in the football program for the Notre Dame vs. Rice game on Aug. 30, 2014. For newly minted Notre Dame Monogram Club executive director Brant Ust, a return to the University of Notre Dame meant coming full…

  20. A Monogram Club Twitter Recap: Notre Dame vs. Rice

    Aug 31, 2014, 1:01 PM EDT


    It’s that time of year. The Fighting Irish returned to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, making an impressive debut in their Under Armour threads and on the beautiful new FieldTurf. While severe weather threatened the area for most of the afternoon, a stadium evacuation was avoided, and Notre Dame cruised to a 48-17 victory. Of…

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